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's the latest from tokyo at this moment. back to you guys. >>> the crisis in japan has some people wondering about the safety of our nuclear plant. there are 104 facilities in this country, and one of them is in maryland at the coward cliffs plant, 50 miles from washington, d.c. and as derrick ward reports, officials there say a situation like the one in japan not likely here, but they say that they are ready just in case. >> reporter: a world away in japan, there is fear and uncertainty as damaged nuclear reactors lead to what's being called radiation anxiety among those potentially exposed and something more serious among those definitely exposed. in maryland, they're not anxious but not ignoring the events of japan either. >> we'll have industry experts deep deeply engaged with the aftermath to understand what went well, what didn't go well, and apply those lessons learned to our industry. >> reporter: the emergency operations facility near the plant is hub of the preparedness in the event of an incident where they would monitor everything from radiation output to media coverage of the ev
weather forcing schools to go on lockdown. >>> there's new progress at japan's quake-rattled nuclear plant. >>> the all-time home run record holder in court. >>> and dan, how is our weather? >> or doug, it doesn't really matter, wendy, it's all the same. but tell you what, big-time changes in the weather. temperatures right now to the north, very cold. to the south, very warm. who's going to win out. i'll show you. lindsay? >>> thanks, frank. the capitals will need to use the depth on their roster. and how an nfl rule change could decrease the number of plays like this. fire in egypt interir ministry today. a source at the ministry said the fire is probably linked to a protest by police who are demanding the resignation of the minister. the flames raced through all seven stories of the building. no one was injured. earlier today, the military cordoned off that building to protect it from about 3,000 police protesters. those demonstrators are demanding better pay and working conditions. >>> vice president joe biden visited the japanese embassy today to pay his respects to the victims of tha
pay pending the outcome of this investigation. >>> a couple of workers were injured in northern japan today when they stepped in radiation contaminated water. it happened at one of the damaged nuclear plants there. contamination fears are also triggering a run on bottled water all over that country. lee cowen has our report. >> a little bit of good news today out of japan and that's that the drinking water in tokyo, anyway, has now been deemed safe to drink, although that seems to have added to the confusion, because 24 hours later it wasn't safe to drink, now it is. people are still going out and stockpiling water, even though the government has asked them not to do that. they have also tried to allay fears to deliver water to 81,000 or so families who do have children you said under 1 years old. but a lot of people aren't taking chances at this point. back at the plant, three workers we are told were injured, two had to be sent to the hospital because they were exposed to radiation. not radiation in the air, but these workers were dragging an electrical cable into the reactor to try
in japan continues to unfoed, there is more evidence that the damaged nuclear complex there is still leaking a lot of radiation. the groundwater under one reactor is now showing radiation levels 10,000 times higher than they should be. radiation in the sea water near the plant has also grown to nearly 4,400 times the amount allowed by law. the government is being pressured to extend the evacuation zone around that plant. >>> concerns about that nuclear disaster in japan are growing here in this country. traces of radiation have now been detected in milk, in cows in california and washington state. however, experts say the levels are so low that the milk is still safe to drink. as kristin dahlgren reports, that has not eased the fears of shoppers. >> reporter: at grocery stores across the country, concern today. >> i probably wouldn't trust it completely. >> after trace levels of radiation, thought to be from japan's crippled nuclear plant were found in milk in this country. >> what is trace, and what does that really mean? >> reporter: experts say it means low readings of iodine 131
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